Wednesday, December 30, 2009


As part of my boys Christmas we took a short little vacation. We went to RED RIVER NM to ski. It was awesome. The first morning was -4 do you see the minus sign there??? It didn't feel that cold. We had a blast. I will tell you more details later but leave you with a few pictures.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Happy Birthday Jesus, and Merry Christmas to the rest of you, from the Eddins Family

See you all when we get back from the mountains, slops here we come.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Kutless in Concert

Kutless will be at the Wellington Ritz Theatre
 January 14th, 2010
Seats are on sale now and limited to the first 400 . I am so going, my tickets are bought. This will be a great time of worship.You can get more info at Ritz website.See you there.

Monday, December 21, 2009

I have become

It is official!!!! I am not a LATTE girl, I'm a vanilla latte girl, I'm a vanilla carmel latte girl, but really I am a mocha latte girl. Let me again give a huge thank you to my friends Dawn and Charla for this amazing experience.

I have NEVER been a coffee drinker til I was exposed to latte's. Is latte's coffee??? They seem to good to taste anything like coffee.

See, I have to really doctor it up, I call it girlie coffee,I add everything from spenda, to rich flavored creamers. Where has this creamer been all my life, why hadn't anyone sat me down to say you don't know what your missing????

I hope this morning you find yourself with a great cup of coffee.

And for anyone looking for a great regular coffee, 8 o'clock brand is awesome, and way cheaper than my latte's. Have a great Monday

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Third day

Just another song to get your Sunday started off right. Love me some good worship music.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Over my head

This has become one of my favorite songs this week."Over My Head" by Brian Littrell. Just close your eyes and listen to the words. GOD'S Love is so huge.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


"We are just Smitten"
That's what they will tell you.

I have always prayed for my future daughter in laws, this one here just might be one of them. I thank God everyday my boys find good Christain girls who love the Lord. This one does, and I love her and her sweet parents.They are doing a great job with this one. They are so stinkin cute.

Homecoming 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It is here.....

It is here the day I thought I would be excited for, well in some regards I am, but in others I am sad. My first born turns 18 today. He is very legal. Legal to vote, legal to be drafted,legal to sign a binding contract,legal to be accountable for his actions and go to MAN prison.

Ok it isn't all bad news here. I am excited for him, he gets to do alot of good stuff too, like pay his own insurance, pay his own cell phone bill, and pay for everything else. 18 is a milestone.He is so sweet at times , towering over me all the time. He is my first born, my first son, my first mothers love.

He was born Dec. 15th 1991 in Wichita Falls General Hospital. 13 hours of long labor, thank goodness for drugs, the bundle of joy weighed 10lbs. 11 oz. c-section. I was one tough cookie. Funny how all that pain disappears after you hear that first cry.I will never forget that day, the nurses called him moose. I shared a room with another mom. She had the tiniest baby in the nursery at 5lbs. We held each others babies and thought that was so funny.

Today I have another man living in my house, not a child. He will soon graduate and move on. So the next chapter of the book begins. I will leave you with these nice photos, that he will kill me for.It's what parents do.Besides there are only a few rare time where I can get him to let me take a picture.So here is my best of the best of my first born.(didn't have time to dig through the baby book)

The best for last, he was almost 3, and still a cowboy.

Friday, December 11, 2009


That is thank GOD it's Friday. This week has been crazy, it's was like get back from OKC and hit the ground running. With church, work, Christmas party, sick kid, sick me. Today just might be a better day.

My oldest turns 18 next week......what do you buy an 18 years old??? Everything he has suggested is WAY out of my price range. He would love a new truck, not happening, a custom cowboy hat, not happening, so I am looking for suggestions. I offered a IPOD nope he didn't want that? I thinking the boy will get a cake and cash......I just wanted his 18th to be memorable....maybe if just for me.

I think we were all in bed by 8:30 last night.A much needed rest for us all. Everyone was in such a good mood this morning . I think going to bed early is the key. That's about all I have swarming in my head right now besides Christmas shopping and Christmas with 3 sets of family, not including Movie night at the church. Come on January.............

Monday, December 7, 2009

WHAT a weekend

I had the HONOR or going with my two best girls to OKC for a Deeper Still conference which included Beth Moore, Kay Arthur and Priscilla Shirer........ WHAT A GOD FILLED WEEKEND. I am still on cloud 9 and thinking I'll just hop on to cloud 10. These women know the Word of God let me tell you. It was nice to go to a place where the speaker wasn't pushing their books. They taught straight from the WORD OF GOD.

The girls and I felt like we were the Clampetts going to the big city. Our hotel was so nice 2 rooms, 2 was awesome. Can I get am AMEN for VALET parking....soooooo worth the money. Never had to park the car, never had to load a bag. It was sweet.

Took my makeup, put it on, cried it off. When I say cried it off I mean from the first moment I heard the PRAISE and WORSHIP team fire up. I wasn't wiping my face with tissue to catch the tears I was wiping my neck......I had my hands in the air as long as I could.I felt like Moses, and needed Aaron to hold my arms up for me.Travis Cottrell was awesome

I am not a coffee drinker I want to be, just don't like the taste of it. WELLLLLL the girls corrupted me to Carmel Vanilla lattes extra fat it. Thanks DAWN. So home now and trying to recreate that first taste of coffee.......still trying. LOL

I can't tell you what GOD has done for me this weekend but it has been mind blowing, & life changing. I can't tell you because it would take to much space and the Internet around the world would shut down.

One thing GOD did say to me was............"READ MY WORD, THE ANSWERS ARE ALL IN THERE". I spend WAY to much time reading other books and not enough time dedicated to my LORD'S word. Got a new BIBLE to add to my collection of versions and I can't keep my face out of it. Its' the Amplified version.
Believe it or not after church the hubby took me to the deer blind(no luckwith a deer yet) but I read my BIBLE for a solid hour before I ever looked up......GOD was feeding me with milk and good.
Below you will find a few goofy pictures we took.....Love you Charla & Dawn...praise GOD for giving me friends like you, I LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!

Me and the girls

This was awesome. The glass payne's were outside the confrence at lunch, and all 10,000 women had a chance to write their sorrow, concerns and prayer request on it. After that a man painted on the back a huge tree branch that ended in the hand of God.(you had to see it) but it said YES HE CAN!!! and we left all out worries to good.

This was one of the many worship times, we sat at the top so we could spread out and have more room, but you can see the mass of women lifting up and glorifying the LORD. So moving.I am so filled and so blessed.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Practice What you Preach

My Sweet Hubby has the sermon this next Sunday at church. He has been preparing some and can't seem to land on a topic. I said "well 2 Sundays ago the lesson was over what the guy had been studying in his daily reading. That's just what he used".I also said," if I had to give a lesson what would I do it over, I haven't been studying myself". So point is to take the plank out of my own eye before getting the speck out of your brother and in this case the hubbies.

I am SOOOOO EXCITED. Me and the girls(Charla & Dawn) Friday are headed to the big city OKC that is for a Beth Moore conference. I can not wait to get re-enegized and re focused and worship with MY HANDS IN THE AIR. sorry don't get to do much of this in my church. I do love my church but we are a little more refrained from that you might say.

Headed to Lubbock today for I hope will be Gerry's last appmt.That is a long road.

Got back to working out again...hard to get back once you stop. Got my Christmas cards out they look so cute. Well I am out of thought so good night.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Catching up

Our Thanksgiving was GREAT!!!! My family reuniting after 20 years was so nice. Even if we only did it for a few days. I am praying it last forever. God did teach me something though, It's HIS way not mine. I really expected huge things, well I did see a miracle or too, but just as things were getting started God said" Just love them, like my Son did" WOW!!!! "Don't preach to them , just love them". So that's what I did. I know God's light showed through me.

We took some family pictures of the whole gang and then some at the farm of just my herd. Along with a few others. You can see those below. I have NOT been successful at deer hunting yet. I plan to pursue that until I am. It is so peaceful and relaxing. no wonder the men do it .

Ladies I am here to tell you, going deer hunting can be some of the best time spent with your hubby. We are just loving it.

The gang

Me and the cousin at grandma's house, we thought we looked so cute.

Not sure what this guys name is he's not ours. He belongs to the hired hand and he loved moving my tripod around about the time we would pose for our pictures, so after giving him some TLC and a neck massage he went on about his way. I love the farm......can you tell?

The family picture at the farm. Gerry just had to raise that hand, silly boy he loves messing my pictures up.

The boys being goofy

This would be my oldest driving his little brother crazy, because we won't get out of this closet or his room, awww brotherly love.Just had to add it.I'll post the other family get together pictures next post,enjoy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Going great so far

We had a wonderful evening. My cousin and her little girl are here for Thanksgiving. It is a very joyful time for all of us but my grandparents are super thrilled.They have been waiting for weeks for their long lost grandchildren to come. My cousins parents divorced when she was very young(3) and we haven't seen her since her third birthday. She will be 26 in December. So you can see why I am excited now. She has a little girl who is 3 she brought with her. It was the first airplane ride for both of them.

We had fun visiting and looking at pictures last night at grandmas house. Felt so good to be with family, from my side that is. We don't get together often, so the holidays are special to me. God is moving still waiting for Him to reveal some more. This shall be the BEST Thanksgiving ever.Family pictures to come.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Things I DO NOT take lightly

I was in a meeting, this was years ago. In this meeting we had prayer warriors. Their main job was to pray over the 4 people daily that were doing the ministry of the Lord. This particular prayer warrior said well I know I am supposed to be praying for someone??? He named only 3 his group, and then said I can't remember the other one. It saddened me because as I got back to work I looked on this persons list to see who he should be praying for. Well guess who he FORGOT??? That's right it was me. I felt so sad, I was forgotten by him but not the Lord.

The point to this story is if you tell someone you are praying for them, do it right then, why not??? If I have the chance and someone says pray for me I do right then. Why wait.

I can tell you if you have emailed, Facebooked, or blogged about a prayer request and I have responded it is not before I STOP and pray for your needs.

I think that is a cry out from people that they need help, praying for someone or over someone is an humble and honoring job. Please do so every chance you get. Love you all.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Whispers, that's how God chooses to talk to me mostly. He is hard to hear when I am not focused on Him every minute of everyday. We all get crazy busy in our lives and sometimes we slow down enough to hear Him, or complain when we need Him RIGHT NOW and we think He isn't there. He is always there watching, listening.

I go to sleep alot listening to my ipod. There is such good worship music out there. I just can't seem to go to sleep with my hands in the air and tears going down my cheeks.I was listening to Kutless, the words of I'm still yours touched me.

If you took away my vanity
if you took away my words
if all my worlds was swept away
would You be enough for me?
Would my bleeding heart still sing?
If I lost it all
would my hand stay lifted
to the God who gives and takes away
if You take it all
this life you've given
still me heart will sing to You.
Even if you take it all away
You will never let go.
I'm still your
Music moves me. About a week ago God spoke to me and said are you ready? I posted about this. He said I am about to move (he is not me)......He revealed to me what that may be last night. I will tell you about it after the holidays. I gotta see just what God has up His sleeve for me. If is what I think it is we will have one great family reunion and we can let anger, and bitterness heal, and maybe a few baptism's. Pray for my family this next week.....................God's about to move and I AM READY. Here I am Lord USE ME.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Please ignore the construction, trying to redo my blog background. I just can't seem to find the one I like yet. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Great Book

I just finished this book.
It is LIFE changing.
I highly suggest you grab it and take it for a read.
It is at our local Wal-Mart.
That's all I am going to say the rest is up to you to read.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Have you heard it, and are you ready?

I was sitting in a deer blind last night. The strangest thing happened. We are kinda down in a draw so the wind isn't to bad, but you can hear the wind coming across the pasture before it gets to you. It is a sound I will never forget. It is a powerful work of God. Made me really stop and reflect on all the things the Lord has done for me.

I sometimes limit God. I sometimes think my problem is to small for God. Not so, I am finding out. Nothing to big ,nothing too small. God has really blessed me this week.

You know when you plant seeds and you wonder if they ever grow because you never see that person again. Or you think hummm did the words I used make an impact? I believe God only lets us see those seeds grow only a few times, and far in between. I think He does this because if we got to see all of the growth of the seeds we help HIM plant we would get the BIG HEAD. The credit is all GODS isn't it? Yes it is.

I got to see some growth Thursday, can't talk much about it due to my work, but it was AWESOME and GLORY BE TO GOD. HE did all the work just used my mouth to get it accomplished.

God never said it would be comfortable to walk with Him or do His work. If you are COMFORTABLE in your walk with GOD you better start praying. He told me last night as I was praying........"Are you ready?" Yes Lord I am ready but ready for what? again He said" Are you ready, I am about to move." Gives me chills right now. I am ready but I might be UNCOMFORTABLE in what He asked me to do....... Are you ready?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Can't believe the time

I just can't believe it has been 14 months since I joined the gym, and 12 months since I lost 30 pounds and have kept it off. I really have no choice. As soon as I lost the weight I had a garage sale and got rid of all my fat clothes. Life is good.

Took my oldest son to the Dr. today, his check up was good.

Kyle got my new flooring down in the bathroom after months of looking at a horrible floor.He was off today and we celebrated Veterans Day with a breakfast and ceremony before I hit the road.So thankful for the men & women who fight for our freedom.God bless them.

I am honored to be spending my time tomorrow in Paducah at a health fair, any opportunity to talk about the Center and all the services we offer is great and time well spent.

Thank for reading , til next time.

Monday, November 9, 2009

My blog buddy Warren asked on a comment yesterday to blog about the Center and the programs we have so here you go Warren.
We had our annual Fundraiser October 24th. and God just blessed the socks off us with $44,000.00 raised.
With this HUGE need of women and families in need of diapers, clothing , formula, and everything else we decided to instead of handing those things out, we would developed a support group. We have and call it "Parenting 101" this class is open to the public free of charge. We meet every Tuesday morning at 10am. We last about an hour and we provide story time for their children.
In this class we discuss that God has a plan for each of us, and He so graciously gave us children to raise under His instructions. The Word of God(BIBLE) is given to each person attending. This class provides a great support system for mothers and families as well as sharing His purpose for them in their lives. For attending class we give each client a voucher to use in our resource room for clothing, diapers, formula and so on. This has in this short period of time been a huge success. Thank you Lord for letting us do your work.
Below you will see pictures of the office, counseling rooms, babies, and the huge resource room that is still not full. As this program grows so will our needs. We ALWAYS except donations, rather it is cash,monthly donation, diapers, or clothing. The need will always be there, and you can help.
God has blessed me with this huge responsibility and I am proud to be apart of the Pregnancy Outreach Center of the Rolling Plains. We serve a 100 mile radius, God is using this Center to minister to His people.

Resource room

Just a few of our many resource pamphlets on

STD's, Abstinence, Adoption and much more.

Our baby models from 10-30 weeks in the womb.

The client meeting room. Hope you enjoyed the small tour and think about helping in the future if you don't already. Have a blessed day.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Here I am

I have been trying to find myself all week to get this post written, and it's still not what I want to sit and tell you but it will just have to do for now.

I went on my first deer hunt tonight for MYSELF....yes I got a hunting license and the camo and the whole nine yards. It was great, sat with my hubby for 4 hrs. just gazing at each other. Saw 3 doe but the buck never came. Still enjoyed my day with the hubs and so did he.

Going to start the Beth Moore study"Esther" next week can't wait. What else??? So much to tell not enough time. If you read about the Center's fundraiser, we raiser $44,000.00 whooohooo.

We started a new program "Parenting 101" classes to help women, men, & families get a great support going and help then earn things like diapers, formula and car seats for attending. So if you can help with any of those things please let me know,this ministry is growing bigger than I had ever dreamed, what was I thinking limiting God like that? He is HUGE.

The boys are good, Gerry is healing great from his burn, goes back to the Dr. on Wednesday.Matt still has a girl friend, love her, and football is over. Bring on the BASEBALL.

Kyle & I are better than ever. We have decided to stop filling our children with some of the worlds junk and we are turning off the satellite aren't happy but the Lord is.

My life is crazy right now still taking a class and reading books like crazy.....I love my life, thank you Lord. Until next post which is soon to come. Thank you for following me. Leave a comment so I know your really still there.

Have a great Monday.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Where have I been?

I promise I am going to get back to blogging this week. I have so much to tell you. So get ready. PS- I was a winner from another blog. I never win anything. Thank you Shelley. We should meet sometime when your up for a visit.

Faithful followers please return soon.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Post 159

I just didn't have a better title than that, sorry. It is a CRAZY week for me getting this fundraiser for the Pregnancy Outreach Center ready to go for Saturday night.....I love it but will be so glad when it is over. Last year we raised $50,000.00 Hope we can top that this year. Can't wait for you guys to see the auction items they are the BEST, and don't forget the $1,000.00
shopping spree. Spend some money and earn a chance to win a ticket. Gotta run but if you would like to attend this fun event I will need to know TODAY and please RSVP to your table host or me. Pictures and more coming soon.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Farm & Pick up Sticks

If you are a parent you know it sometimes is rare for your children to get along. I love these moments. Here they are playing pick up sticks . I loved this game as a kid, well still do. The other pics are of the farm, we just loved to go out there and goof around. God made nature so beautiful.

Matthew & Gerry
My dirty table

Yip ,I am the gate girl too.

Kyle's homemade feeder, the deer love it.

Not sure what they are but they were so pretty.

loading up MY blind, yes I have my own

My blind all in place

I looked down and thought you know, God made this dirt, and how fun it is to smush your foot around in it. I know I am weird.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Chapter

I have been very busy this week planning for our annual Pregnancy Outreach Center's Fundraiser. All the calls , all the people, all the donations, caterer, venue, guest. Well the list goes on and one. But one day at a time.

On top of this I am doing a abstinence program for one of our area schools every Wednesday, which is my favorite part of the job. On top of that taking a fitness and nutritional course, and's the BIG ONE........My well(new in-laws, Matthew's girlfriends parents) that's what I jokingly call them , maybe she won't kill me for saying so went to shop for our first ever homecoming mums for the kids. It was like picking flowers for a wedding, but sooooooo nice we love the same things. That is why these two can NEVER breakup. I would be devastated.

Tonight is date night. YEAH!!!!!!! but not a traditional date, we are going to the farm and sit in the deer blind and watch and see if anything comes into the feeder.Just alone time with my man. I plan on taking some pictures, of the wild animals and for RH that doesn't mean me and Kyle.

Life is good, busy but good.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Grandma Chapters

I had a fun day with my grandma. (in between my work schedule)We always have fun, even when we have a challange or two we laugh right through it. She doesn't really like for me to make her laugh when she is trying to get up from a chair or into the car because she, well laughs to hard to get up. I took her today to get hair fixed, wow she loved that. Something about little old ladies and a beauty shop this is a must. I didn't get any pictures of her cute hairdo, we were in a hurry, and well I forgot to bring the camera. They would have been so cute. Oh well another day. Have a great Friday, I will it's my day off. YEAH...............(cleaning house)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I think my post lately have been a little deceiving for you out of town readers......Sorry. I don't live on a farm. Our family owns a farm and we go out and enjoy it as much as possible. I live in a rural area so I take advantage of my trips to the bigger cities when I can. But I absolutely LOVE the small town living.....Such a great place to raise kids and get to know everyone, well almost. I have lived here almost my whole life and still don't know some folks so I have challenged myself since January to step out of my comfort zone and branch the process I have gotten to know some pretty cool people, and they are not at all like what I thought they would be. You know that saying don't judge a book by its cover? Sad to say I do that alot which means others probable do too.
That means I am not happy with my cover, so I plan on being a little more open minded, and a little bit more kinder, stretch beyond my comfort. Remember Jesus said it would never be easy when choosing to follow Him, so how can I share Him if I am not a little bit more nicer and smiling a little bit more.
I challenge you too to smile more and show the world you are sweet.....

Friday, September 11, 2009


OK I decided to do it. Review books for free...that's right. You can sign up too. To learn more just click on the button to the right .......

PS I learned about it from this blog,Happy as can b, check it out too, she's a hoot.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

You never know when

It was some what of a normal day today.I need to remember that for next time. I got dressed everyone off to school and work, me to work, had a good morning, then it happened. I get a phone call from a relative about a concern for another relative, because you see the two don't get along...(long story) So I listened with concern prayed after I hung up the phone and went on into Wal-Mart.......Got all I needed to grab even a hot deli lunch, so you would think I needed to get on home to eat it RIGHT?????

You never know when the HOLY SPIRIT is going to take over your CAR...that's right. something said you need to go by and check on this I said well I'll drive by they won't even be we go not only did I drive my a side street, but something (GOD) made me turn the block and go to their home.

I stop in say hello and said I just thought I'd stop by and see how your doing.......they were shocked I never come over......Turns out God sent me. My relative needed someone desperately and God used me as His tool today to MINISTER to this relative....I would have never done this on my own........What a blessing this was.......through this tragedy God does make all things good.. I see my family reuniting soon..prayers are working.. Thank you LORD. All the glory be to you.

So you just never know when God is going to ask you to do something,and He NEVER makes those things comfortable. My question to you is are you going to get the guts up to do what He ask of you??? If you do, He will bless you beyond your belief.What a great day this is, I will rejoice and be glad in it.This is the day that the LORD has made.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Day with my boys

The whole family went out Sunday & Monday for some target practice and dove hunting at the farm. I love having fun with the boys.
I took a picture of this a few weeks ago and today Kyle wanted to bring it home. It is off of the old farm house that has fallen down , it is either his dads or grandads initials. Not sure which one put them there. I think we will cut it down and frame it.

My sweet son always messing up my pictures, see his tongue hanging out. He isn't tired from fetching birds. I was the bird dog all day.

Matthew shooting Kyle HUGE gun... It will knock you back.

Kyle decided to shoot with my camera here.....I really was shooting too. Love it.Still a cute picture. I think anyway.

Well he thought it was a dove....poor bird.

ok didn't mean to take hubby out of this one, I was trying to capture the rainbow. It had just showered.You can see it above the telephone polls.

Just waiting til they started coming in(the birds)
We have had the best family weekend...and P.S. I got my hunting licence this year. OMG I am excited.